Plaistow pop superstar Mumzy Stranger delves into Barnardo’s rich east London archive

Chart-topping British Bangladeshi singer and producer is taking part in FastForADay campaign during Ramadan   Award-winning British Muslim pop superstar Mumzy Stranger took a dive into the Barnardo’s archive in his home neighbourhood of Plaistow as part of a Ramadan campaign to support the UK’s leading children’s charity. Mumzy, who has topped the UK Asian Charts and was named Asian Artist of the Year at the 2017 Urban Music Awards, wanted to find out more about Barnardo’s history in east London after joining #FastForADay, an influencer-driven campaign to raise awareness…

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Fashion influencer Mariah Idrissi visits Harrow Horizons mental health service

Muslim model, presenter and actress is taking part in FastForADay campaign to support Barnardo’s during Ramadan   British Muslim model Mariah Idrissi visited a Barnardo’s service in London on May 22 as part of a Ramadan campaign to support the UK’s leading children’s charity. Mariah, who rose to prominence in 2015 as the UK’s first Hijabi model through a high street fashion campaign, is taking part in #FastForADay, an influencer-driven campaign to raise awareness of Barnardo’s work in the British Muslim and wider BAME communities. She met the team at…

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Barnardo’s publishes relationships and sex education recommendations and calls on Government to issue RSE guidance

Barnardo’s welcomes the Department of Education’s revised safeguarding guidance published  on Thursday 17 May which includes advice on how to deal with sexual violence and harassment in school. While the leading children’s charity supports the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ advice, it is urging the Government to publish its consultation on the guidance on relationships and sex education (RSE) as soon as possible.   The charity is also unveiling its own research with young people today on what they want from RSE lessons, which includes nine key recommendations to the…

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Barnardo’s awarded funding to evaluate the needs of imprisoned ex-Armed Forces personnel and their families

Barnardo’s has been awarded £91,707 from the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) to assess the needs of ex-Service personnel and their families who are serving, or have served, a custodial prison sentence. Focusing on the Southwest and West Midlands areas, the project will access the connections that Barnardo’s have already developed in prisons, the Criminal Justice System and Armed Forces charities. The 18-month study will consist of interviews with ex-Service personnel and their children and families to ascertain the need, unmet need, the availability of support services and the impact…

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Barnardo’s ask UK schoolchildren to put their thinking caps on for Barnardo’s fundraising Hat Day!

Barnardo’s is asking teachers, child carers, parents and pupils to sign up for Hat Day and wear a fun hat to raise money to support the UK’s most vulnerable children. The charity’s fundraising Hat Day celebrated on Friday 18 May, encourages children to wear or make a hat signifying who or what they would like to be or do when they grow up. It could be a firefighter, police officer, chef, astronaut, medic or sportsperson. There are no rules or limits to the imagination – they may want to be…

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